On 7/31/20 5:44 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 31/07/2020 23.11, mike wrote:
Ok so I have no idea what Im doing on this so I
thought I should ask someone here.
When I logged into the router I was warned it is insecure
and someone could read what I
was writing and I should make it secure. So I found out I
could not log in with https. I checked
on this and found out I would need a cert...not a self
signed cert. This is where the trouble
started as I found out the self signed cert I used was
unusable. The other things are I can dual
boot with win 10 or TW. Also I have two routers. The one
from the ISP and another plugged
into that. Now first do I need to set this up with cert
security? Second do I need this at all?
I got the a cert from asus (as in the router). If anyone
can give me some hints or directions on
how to do this. .................. if I'm not making any
sense let me know....
Quick answer: you do not need anything.
Also, possibly you can not do anything.
Question: are you logging to your router from your internal network?
If so, forget the warning about an insecure connection. The bad guys
must connect to your internal network first, which probably means that
they have to get inside first, and if they do, who cares about the
Of course, it means that your WiFi, if you have it, must be secured.
OK so it is a local network and I'm good...don't know why I was
getting those msgs then....
Then, can you do anything anyway? No. The routers doesn't have a hard
disk where you can write software modifications. It has a ROM that can
be flashed with another firmware, and that road is not easy.
(you would have to install the cert on the router, and modify its web
server so that it responds on https. Not easy. The only practical way
to do it is get an alternative firmware and install it, if feasible. I
do not recommend it.)
If the answer to my question is that you log into the router via
internet and http, then... don't do that. Ever. Find out if the router
has ssh and use it instead. Then go into the router configuration and
disable external http port. And perhaps some other possibilities.
well I do this to update the firmware or change the settings like
adding ipv6 with a browser....that's what the router
instruction book said to do....I have never used ssh, what would
you do with that ? I kind of know what it is but never
used it....Thanks for all the help....
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